A Melbournian who wonders as I wander. I have spent a lot of life colouring in moments and take great pleasure in creative expression of experience. Interested in Design, Art, Film, Photography, Painting and all things French.
Free coffee and a new network of friends, There's nothing not to love about Cafe Play!
Presented by the Coburg Carnival, Cafe Play blurs the barriers between cafe conversations. Every day, we zone into our lives and zone out others. Cafe Play welcomes you into a world you might hear being talked of behind you. This is a Fringe event to mark in your diary with priority, it is so much fun.
Pearce Hessling and Catherine Holder are the visionists behind this seriously cool idea. It is a friendly, colourful, one-on one-interactive experience that leaves you smiling and warm with a cast of new best friends. You may not know who you are talking about at the beginning, but it doesn't take long for backstory to come to life in your mind.
This event is designed for an audience of one. If it makes you uncomfortable to be the only focus of a performance, then it may not be for you, but don't dismiss it unnecessarily because you might be surprised. Pearce and Catherine both have charisma and infectious joyfulness of spirit that make you immediately at ease and comfortable with the situation. You get to write a beautiful narrative in this 'choose your own adventure' style format and the little gift you take away at the end is to be cherished. I won't be forgetting this experience and it has gone down in my memory as a charming one.
Little Dirt Path The production company is a new Melbourne theatre company who specialise in intimate theatre that immerses and engages the senses. This leaves audiences with touched and inspired experiences. Their focus on everyday life's ironies and absurdities produce witty and light-hearted work that delves at deeper questions about societal norms. They have a passion for environmental sustainability and community inclusion and engagement. Check them out on Instagram to follow all their current projects.
Catherine Holder A theatre-maker whose current interest is 'human interaction and facilitating connection through interactive and engaging experiences'.
Pearce Hessling Deakin Drama Graduate Pearce is an experienced writer, theatre-maker and director who brings stories to life with creative whim.
Practicalities Cafe Play is running till the 22nd September but it is now sold out. Don't be disappointed, this theatre company have plenty more projects of interest to engage and inspire. Their website is worth a look but join the Instagram mailing list and you will be welcomed into their world.